Artisan working in Boyd School Studios

Amber is a Melbourne based artist exploring the materiality of rope to create her works. Artisanal techniques have been a part of Amber’s soul since childhood - experimenting with knitting, sewing, painting and creating. These artistic roots led to Amber’s career in architecture and her continued yearning for innovating, designing and experimenting has morphed into her design/ artistic practice thread architecture.

Amber’s aesthetic is strongly influenced by contemporary architecture and interiors. Each item exudes its own uniqueness through the bespoke craftsmanship and attention to detail Amber applies to each creation.

Recently, she completed a large scale commercial installation of woven rope screens within the atrium of the T&G building in Collins Street, Melbourne. Currently, she is exploring the cross-pollination of tapestry with rope and perforated metal.

What attracted you to the space and what makes your studio suitable for your practice? *

The main attraction is the studio's location within my local neighbourhood and the natural light which pours through the large heritage 'school' windows.
It is also the sense of community, professionalism and collaboration which attracted me to the space and resources which Creative Victoria offers and connects with.